Extraction may be just what the dentist orders, a guide to removing damaged teeth
Individuals and families throughout northern and central Texas trust their teeth to Favero Family Dental. We take the time to get to know each person as an individual, not “just” a patient. Our approach is unhurried. We listen. We don’t nickel and dime. Think of our office in Dentonas the anti-“drill-fill-bill.”
And whenever possible, we prefer to “fill” or restore a tooth instead of performing a tooth extraction. There is no superior tooth in form and function than the teeth that developed with you and remain healthy. For these and other reasons, we strive to provide treatment that preserves a damaged or worn tooth.
There are some circumstances, however, when a tooth cannot be “saved” and must be removed. These scenarios include:
- Severe decay
- Badly broken teeth
- Serious fractures
- Worn or old dental restorations (promote re-infection)
- Deeply infected teeth
- To accommodate orthodontic treatment
- Root canal treated or retreated teeth that fail
- Teeth that are not good candidates for nonsurgical root canal therapy
- Teeth that are not good candidates for surgical endodontic procedures
- Impacted third molars (“wisdom teeth”)
Teeth that cannot be preserved may be removed with one of two techniques: simple or surgical tooth extraction. The former option is largely appropriate for teeth that are intact and visible above the gum line. Our dentists, Drs. S. Blake Favero and Khourschid “K” Favero may easily access the damaged tooth without making incisions or openings in the tissues. The latter option is generally appropriate for teeth that are broken and not easy to access. The tooth must be accessed through incisions.
Our practice is built on a foundation of honesty and transparency. So, you can trust that clear information will be provided about your options for treatment, as well as what to expect before, during, and afterward. Notably, following after-care instructions provided by our team at Favero Family Dental is vital. Complications, such as problems with healing, can arise due to behaviors that may dislodge the blood clot that forms at the extraction area. These behaviors include using straws, vigorously rinsing, and brushing too soon after treatment. It probably goes without saying: Don’t smoke!
Intense pressure. An aching tooth. Gum and facial swelling. These and other concerns can be indicative of serious problems with your tooth. Call our Denton, TX office at (940) 566-2847. You may reach us anytime, day or night, and outside of “normal workdays.” We see emergency cases promptly, and we may be able to save your troublesome tooth!